"Whenever I hear someone say they write to “express themselves,” my first thought is, nobody cares… I tell my students over and over, the purest way to express an emotion is to elicit that emotion from your reader. I say purest, not quickest or easiest. The expression is purest because the emotions are the reader’s, unadulterated and straight from their own motherboard."

— Craig Clevenger, The Safety of Transgression vs. the risk of Honesty, Lit Reactor